Perdue Farms, a 102-year-old privately held Maryland-based company, has announced the appointment of Kevin McAdams as president of Perdue Foods and chief operating officer of Perdue Farms, bolstering its executive leadership team. He will report to Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms.
McAdams joins Perdue Farms from Jack Links protein snacks, a privately held, family-owned company, where he was president, North America (NA). He previously held numerous food and beverage industry senior positions, including president of Schwan’s Consumer Brands and Pabst Brewing. Earlier in his career, he held operating roles with Mizkan, Red Bull North America, The Coca-Cola Company, and Frito-Lay.
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“We’re thrilled to have Kevin join Perdue Farms. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a successful and trusted leader in the food and beverage industry with a proven track record of achieving sustainable growth and driving operational excellence,” says Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms. “The complexity of today’s food and agriculture industry and our business requires a certain level of commercial and consumer expertise and a depth of knowledge in supply chain management that Kevin brings to our team. This is critical as we navigate in a more challenging climate to improve our competitive performance while upholding our core values.”
“I’m honored to join Perdue Farms and look forward to building on the strong legacy and mission of the company and working closely with our very talented team to position Perdue for our next phase of growth as we consistently delight our valued customers and consumers with premium foods and services,” adds McAdams.